The objective of course is to establish a common understanding of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the significant opportunity for accelerated infrastructure development through the use of PPPs.
This course will take delegates through the key elements and challenges of the process for procuring a private partner to deliver a PPP project, addressing the key differences between PPP procurement and conventional public procurement. This course is about setting out the key parameters that make for successful and robust PPP agreements, parting from key principles for their design and implementation all the way to practical aspects of contractual and legal implications of PPPs.
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for middle to senior level management staff of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDA) of government with direct or indirect role in the PPP process. Project developers, sponsors and consultants. Private sector actors with interest in PPP development, procurement, and management will equally benefit from the course.
Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the key principles of PPP and the implications of PPP for sound public financial management
- Apply best practice in procurement, promoting transparency, fairness and "bankability"
- Understand the main principles and techniques for robust PPP contract design
- Develop a realistic procurement strategy and plan for a given PPP project
- Appreciate the perspectives of the private sector – tenderers and financiers – in achieving a successful outcome to the procurement process
- Explain the importance of value for money and affordability in the evaluation of bids and the award of a PPP contract
- Appreciate the benefits of competitive negotiation and the skills required to effectively negotiate a PPP contract
- Describe the key differences between a PPP procurement and conventional procurement
- Analyse and evaluate project proposals to decide whether they are suitable for PPP
- Understand the main components of a sound PPP contract management framework
- Monitor PPP partner technical and financial performance and manage issues and disputes which arise during the life of the contract
- Appreciate the importance of monitoring and managing public sector risk over the operational life of a PPP project
Key Course Highlights
- The basis for the PPP procurement option
- PPP Project planning and value for money assessment
- Causes for PPP project failure
- The benefits of a strong PPP unit
- Managing critical events in PPP
- Procurement strategies and process
- Contracting issues and management framework
- Bid criteria, evaluation and award
- Payment and performance mechanisms
- Negotiation skills and partner relationship management
- Monitoring performance
- Dispute resolution